Mischa Zverev vs Karen Khachanov Tennis Pick For Today
The experienced German has defeated the young Russian in their previous two meetings, one of those matches came here at ATP Marseille (QR in 2016) when Zverev prevailed in three sets. However, Karen Khachanov is an improved player now, and in fact, he is the better player of these two.
Mischa Zverev Tennis Pick
Mischa Zverev ended his run of five consecutive defeats (four in straight sets) with a straight-sets win over Blaz Kavcic. The Slovenian is the second lowest ranked player (#109, Mmoh at Brisbane #174) the German has met this season, and he made the most of it with a comfortable victory (6-4 6-4).
Zverev’s recent appearance at ATP Marseille ended with a second-round defeat at the hands of David Goffin (1-6 0-2 retired), but prior to that, he made the quarterfinals in 2009 and semifinals once in 2010. His W/L record in this event stands at 11/5.
The World #53 Mischa Zverev played two second-round matches on the indoor hard courts in 2017, and he managed to win both of them, against Viktor Troicki at ATP Stockholm and Heri Laaksonen at ATP Metz. But for the first time in his career, he finished the season with a minus W/L on the indoor hard courts (2017 IH W/L- 5/6).
Karen Khachanov Tennis Predictions
After facing a disappointing first-round exit at ATP Rotterdam (won the first set but lost to Kohlschreiber), Karen Khachanov secured a safe progression into the second round of ATP Marseille with a straight-sets win over Ruben Bemelmans (6-3 7-6).
This is the Russian’s third indoor tournament of the season, he previously made the quarterfinals at ATP Montpellier, after defeating David Ferrer and Ricardas Berankis.
The win against Ruben Bemelmans was Karen Khachanov’s first win in this tournament, having failed in the qualifying stages in 2016 (Mischa Zverev) and the first round in 2017 (Gilles Simon).
Tennis Picks: Mischa Zverev to win